About Fairview Dining Room
Year after year, the cuisines served up at the Fairview earn the highest marks among respected food critics and peer reviewers. Our Executive Culinary team is widely regarded for their unique "regional neo-American" specialties. The Fairview has received the prestigious AAA Four Diamond award for 22 consecutive years and is the recipient of the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star rating for two consecutive years.
From our ever-so-tempting appetizers to the last irresistible morsel of our homemade desserts, every meal at the Fairview is executed with discriminating taste and renowned attention to detail. The Inn's extensive wine list, recognized annually by the Wine Spectator Magazine, assures the perfect wine compliment for your meal. Exquisite food, impeccable presentation, attentive service, and a cordial, elegant ambiance make the Fairview the area's restaurant of choice.
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast Daily: 7:00am - 11:00am; Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner Nightly: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Afternoon Tea: Wednesday - Sunday: 2:30pm - 4:30pm. Reservations are required, please contact the restaurant directly.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Light classics are played on our baby Grand on Friday & Saturday evening 7pm-10pm, Saturday & Sunday Brunch 11am-2pm.
On site secure parking, with complimentary valet.
Private Party Facilities:
Private Party Contact:
Bobby Gorham or James Holcomb: 9194936699x
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Fairview Dining Room Ratings and Reviews
A wonderful dining experience. The staf ...
A wonderful dining experience. The staff was friendly and attentive, but not imposing. The food was excellent, the piano music relaxing, and the décor upscale. The occasion was my wife's birthday and the staff made sure that are table was in a somewhat private spot in the restaurant and that the flowers I had ordered ahead of time were on the table before we arrived. It truly was a great time for out entire party of seven adults.
With my daughter in law and two adult gr ...
With my daughter in law and two adult granddaughters, we had a delightful meal together to celebrate the upcoming senior year of college for one and a new job for the other. One of them had never
dined there before and was awestruck by everything about it......food , ambience, view and
Piano music in the background. Three of us ordered the broccoli quiche and one had the
mushroom omelette....all of us were pleased with our choices and would highly recommend
them. The dessert table offered a large variety of choices, among them a blueberry tart and
a bread pudding.........absolutely outstanding!!! All in all, it was a treat to be repeated soon!!!
I love this place. Especially the outdo ...
I love this place. Especially the outdoor patio seating area overlooking the beautiful golf course. The cocktails are always outstanding, and the chef generally prepares a little something "special" that is served as soon as you are seated, and this time we got another little "chef's treat" at the end of the meal before we left - little hand-made apricot gummy things which were absolutely fantastic!! These little special touches plus the great food, service, and atmosphere, make this our go-to venue for a truly special dinner out!
My husband and I celebrated our 23rd wed ...
My husband and I celebrated our 23rd wedding anniversary by going to dinner at the Fairview Dining Room. We chose the Fairview because the items offered on the menu looked like interesting and unusual combinations of flavors. We thought the food was very good, not amazing, but good. However, the service was exceptional! We were there on a weeknight, so the dining room was fairly quiet, which suited us well. And the views of the golf course and trees were lovely and peaceful. Overall, we had a very nice evening.
The experience was exquisite. The food, ...
The experience was exquisite. The food, the wine, the service and the ambiance could not have been better. Nathaniel was knowledgeable and suggested the special appetizer and it could not have been better....Chesapeake Bay Fried Oysters....fantastic.
Beautiful place for a special occasion or just a nice dinner.
Service, while attentive, is extremely s ...
Service, while attentive, is extremely slow-- took forever to get our entrees, dessert, and check. Salmon is best as medium rare and not as medium as the chef recommends. Solid food, nothing mind blowing. Ask for extra mini biscuits with your bread basket! Those are delish.
We elected to have our dinner on the pat ...
We elected to have our dinner on the patio, overlooking the golf course. The weather was nice and there was a slight breeze. The hostess was most accommodating to providing us with a fantastic table. Service was quick, and our waitress was very attentive. She was knowledgeable of the menu and preparations. The wine list was adequate, although not overly extensive. But, nice quality wines nonetheless. Our food was prepared to our satisfaction, and in an acceptable timeframe. This was a very nice dining experience for us. Price of the dinner was appropriate for the level of service, ambiance and quality of the food.
My wife and I celebrated our 51st weddin ...
My wife and I celebrated our 51st wedding anniversary at the Fairview Dining Room. It was a memorable and very enjoyable experience. From the moment that we were welcomed by several members of the staff to the moment we departed we felt that not only was our anniversary a special day but that we were also special.
Everything was perfect. The service. the food, the atmosphere, the attention to detail and the personal touch that our server, Samantha, was able to provide.
We could not have asked for anything more to make our Fairview experience more enjoyable.
This was our first visit to this restaurant but we plan to make several more -- even if it's not a special occasion .
My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful annive ...
My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful anniversary dinner at the Fairview Dining Room. We both tried seafood - crabcakes for my wife, scallops for me. We raved about the flavors and the accompaniments all evening. Comfortable seating, quiet ambience, very attentive service -- all made it a special occasion. Spectacular wine list. It was our second time there, and it won't be our last.
My wife and I celebrated our 53rd Weddin ...
My wife and I celebrated our 53rd Wedding Anniversary in the Fairview Dining Room and had a mixed experience. The service and ambience were perfect as well as the Seared Tuna salad and Marinated Strawberry & Fig salad. We were however somewhat disappointed in the entrée quality. My wife's Bourbon Glazed Pork Chop was virtually tasteless and partially saved by the bacon lardon-red pea confit. My Roasted Lamb Rack was very disappointing in meat quality and preparation. It was the worst cut of lamb I have ever experienced. Paying $37 for a split of Moet Chandon was certainly not a good value. The evening ended on a high note with Chocolate Lava cake and the best coffee we have ever drank.
Lovely food and dining atmosphere. Our ...
Lovely food and dining atmosphere. Our seafood was excellent, perfectly cooked and lovely in presentation. The same was true of the pork chop. This restaurant has such a nice, luxurious ambiance, providing a good place to have conversations since the overall dining room is quieter than most places. The service was precise and efficient. Good place to go.
We went out for our 36th anniversary. Ha ...
We went out for our 36th anniversary. Had heard good things about this restaurant and were excited to try them. The service was a bit slow and there was a lot of sitting and waiting between courses. We brought a bottle of very expensive wine from our cellar that we had to ask to be decanted. Most restaurants when seeing that you have a "nice" bottle of wine do that without having to be asked. When it was poured into the decanter it was not done properly. It was poured into the decanter like pouring a bottle of water into a glass. I ordered a filet medium rare and when it arrived it was well done. My husband was completely done with his meal by the time mine was returned to me cooked properly. Overall we were very disappointed and will not make a return visit.
Upscale hotel dining room. Ordered a qu ...
Upscale hotel dining room. Ordered a quiche this time, which was not as good as I might have hoped (rather tasteless and a little watery), but the breads were excellent and the dessert awesome, while the salad was quite good. Service was relatively quick, so parents of well behaved youngsters would not find them antsy, but it is clearly more suitable for adults and youngsters on treat behavior. This was a fixed price special with a limited menu, but have also been for brunch in the past, which was quite elegant.
This may seem silly but if you like Fren ...
This may seem silly but if you like French fries get them here because they are perfect. I didn't even use ketchup they are that good. We came here for Restaurant Week lunch and the choices were amazing and all for such a reasonable price. Amazing waitstaff and nice and comfy booths.
Elegant and Delicious
My friend and I were here for lunch during Restaurant Week. The ambience, décor and service are all impeccable. The food is delicious. I started with the WA Shrimp, Bacon and Corn Chowder which was tasty and just enough to not fill us up before the entrée. We both had the grilled salmon with the beet puree and cucumbers. I asked for it medium well and should have had medium but in spite of that it wasn't dry at all and was perfectly seasoned and slightly blackened. Our dessert was a sampler and the Crème Brulee' was the hands down winner there. I've never been here for dinner but it is now definitely on my to do list.
Nice time during Restaurant Week
The Fairview, located inside Washington Duke Inn, is one of those places that you just take for granted because it's always been there. But do yourself a favor and GO there, for the food, the service, and the ambiance. It's a great place for business, a special occasion, or to just treat yourself.
The food, service, and ambiance are charming. We went for lunch during Triangle Restaurant Week and had a full 3-course meal for $15 (only available during Triangle Restaurant Week). All the food was delicious and clearly prepared with skill and pride.
Hopefully a Bad Night
My husband and I arrived 1 & 1/2 hour before closing. Our date started off promising, but quickly declined. My salad was nothing special, my wahoo was overcooked and tough, I did hear the waiter call it swordfish, my husband's filet was beautiful, but cold. The bright spots of our meal were the wine and the crème brulee. We ate here 2 years ago and had a much better experience. Perhaps, they were having a bad night. I definitely want to give a huge compliment to the pianist, that was the highlight.
Piano interferred with conversation
The 6 of us were seated in an alcove to ourselves, which we thought would be great for conversation. That hope was short lived when the nearby grand piano came to life. In fairness, our ears are 70+ years old. The other patrons were likely less challenged. Next time we'll be sure to ask about the seating and hope to be able to hear without straining someone sitting across from us without their raising their voices. Somewhat marred an otherwise very nice dining experience.
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